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Signs It’s Time To Upgrade Your Electrical Wiring

Posted on: July 31, 2015

Home electrical fires account for about 51,000 fires each year. Don’t become another statistic. If you don’t know how old your home’s wiring is, especially if you live in an older home, be on the lookout for these warning signs:

Frayed Wires

There are a number of reasons a wire can fray: age, heat, corrosion and bending are just a few. If you notice frayed wires in your home, or wires that are nicked, pinched or pierced be sure to call in an electrician right away.

Scorch Marks

Although black marks and melted plastic are obvious indicators that your wiring needs replacing, sometimes the dangers are not as visible. All outlets and switches should be cool to the touch, so if you notice that they are a bit warm, it could be a major problem.

Dimming Lights

Do your lights dim when you turn on the microwave or vacuum cleaner? It could mean that you are overloading the circuits or the wiring. Have a professional check the wiring and the circuit breaker to that section of your home to make sure it’s safe.
Not sure if your wires are safe? Know your ABCs and contact our expert electricians today.

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